Canson XL Watercolour Paper with one of the 5062 - Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Dies, and then I selected my colour palette of Tombow Dual Brush markers. I began by scribbling #991 Light Ochre onto my palette, and picked it up with a very wet #6 paintbrush, creating a background wash. I dropped in touches of #947 Burnt Sienna to add a little warmth. I took all three of the pine tree stamps from 5010 - WC Tree Set 1, and coloured them in varying shades of #098 Avocado, #177 Dark Jade and #249 Hunter Green, making some 2-toned. I stamped them to look like a forested hillside, doing second and third generation stamping to create some trees in the background.
#1 paintbrush, I went over the tree boughs to blend the colours, and then pulled out the colour to pool below the trees, adding more colour where necessary to have the colours drip & blend together. I picked up a watery brush full of #493 Reflex Blue and dropped a few bits of colour around the scene where needed. I purposefully kept a lighter area in the center of my scene, and after my background was dry, I stamped the quote from 5127 - Build My Life Set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I spattered a little black paint around, and then using a black fine point marker, I drew in the birds in the upper left corner.
Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink , then mounted a piece of kraft cardstock cut 1/8" larger than my scene. I added 3D adhesive squares to my panel and adhered it to the card base. Here's a second version that I tried as a landscape orientation, and this became my husband's birthday card!
Be sure to check out the Art Impressions blog on Saturday to see what Tricia & Dot have created this week!